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Bilite Aluminum Windows...
http://biltite.com/index.shtml http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-10/green-dream-clearly-efficient These could be too pricey, but something to think about. From the article: His frames use four insulating techniques: two types of plastic thermal breaks, air pockets to help prevent condensation...
Well, We Bought the Lot…...
Haven’t posted here for a while because we’ve been going back and forth with Banner Bank about purchasing the Vizcaya lot. Today, however, we’ll be going in to sign docs on our lot and to start the design process with our builder. Excellent! (and scary)
Joni’s Architectural Drawing...
Here’s Joni’s “crummy” drawing: Click the image to see something. Still a bit blurry...
Leed Certification Requirements...
I’d like to consider applying for at least the minimum LEED certification. This would seem to help guide us as we make decisions on items and would help to market the home in the future and will be a marketing point for Heartland Construction, I would think. Here is the pdf that explains the certification...
Sunset Western Garden Ideas...
Here are a few scans from the Sunset Western Garden book. Idea for back of lot. Nice home from Wyoming. I like the way they've blended the natural grasses into the natural landscape. Example example of the kind of low maintenance landscaping Dave would like to see. Lavendar, day lillies, and grasses. More...
Cistern Video...
This short segment is from a great DVD “Building With Awareness.” I only post it here so my builder can see it, and it will be removed after our project is finished. Maybe this is too elaborate and expensive, but it seems like a great water cistern system. Watch the movie
Joni Homeplan Ideas...
Passive Solar Home in Sun Valley http://www.rfbundydesign.com/Ritzau-Harned.htm Nice use of upper windows in kitchen views. http://www.thehousedesigners.com/plan_details.asp?PlanNum=7677 Great 2 story plan-no basement.
Joni’s Park City Inspiration...
Joni’s been looking through the tony Park City real estate sites and found a few things she likes (who wouldn’t?): Nice see through breezeway/hallway. Built-in firepit. Nice stained & etched concrete outside. Very sweet hot tub. Likes hooks and locker-style cabinetry for mudroom. Slate...
Nielsen House Ideas...
HOUSE STYLE/MATERIALS Joni likes Craftsman style, but also contemporary steel posts, etc. Does not envision vast expanses of glass (full height window walls in many modern designs). Clerestory windows are good. Possibly open for venting. Heavy usage of wood and stone. Dave likes more modern look HOUSE...

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